A Whole-of-Government Strategy for Babies, Young Children and their Families 2019-2028
Author: Department of Children and Youth Affairs
Publisher: Government publications
Geographic Coverage: Ireland
Type of Resource: Unknown
Vulnerable groups: Babies and Children General
Developed with children and young people? Not Specified
Type of participation: Consultation
Availability: Open Access
Keywords: Babies, Consultation, Families, Strategy, Young Children
First 5 is a whole-of-Government strategy to improve the lives of babies, young children and their families. It is a ten-year plan to help make sure all children have positive early experiences and get a great start in life.
The First 5 Strategy uses evidence to identify goals, objectives and the specific actions required from across Government to support children (and their families) in the early years of life. First 5 commits to major initiatives on family leave, children’s health services, parenting supports, child-friendly communities and Early Learning and Care services among a broad
range of actions. The Strategy will significantly enhance early childhood and make a huge contribution to the lives of young children, society and the economy over the short, medium and long term.